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Forum: LGBTQA+ With Breast Cancer —

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Posted on: Nov 19, 2010 10:33AM - edited Nov 19, 2010 10:37AM by masser

masser wrote:

Just heard my cancer has returned in my spine, ribs and chest wall. not sure of the treatment yet, if it will be just radition or chemo ( please god not again ) but i just want to say, that i am so scared, i nearly made 5 years aswell. my mum has gone to bits, i have had to stop work, not sure if i will get paid, and i have had to cancel my holiday to sa for xmas. i just feel rubbish at the mo and just wish theses trumors would just leave me alone - rant over

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Nov 19, 2010 10:59AM Traci-----TripNeg wrote:


Frown I'm so sorry.

Trip Neg BRCA + If I never look behind me, my troubles will be few. Supertramp. Dx 2/12/2007, IDC, 6cm+, Stage IIIB, Grade 3, 0/14 nodes, ER-/PR-, HER2-
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Nov 19, 2010 05:33PM navygirl wrote:

I'm so sorry for your crappy news masser, especially right before your planned vacation! It's fair to be a wreck right now, but know you have all the support you need here - your mum as well! Let us know if we can help. ((((hugs))))

life is short, play hard
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Nov 19, 2010 11:19PM JustJean wrote:

Oh, cancer sucks SO bad. I am sorry to hear your news.

(((((((((( masser ))))))))))))))

Feel free to vent here, we all understand.


First diagnosed with LCIS Stage 0 in 2005. Then FOUR MORE TIMES. Now Stage IV. CANCER SUCKS. Surgery 12/31/2004 Lumpectomy: Right Dx 2005, LCIS, Stage 0, ER+/PR+, HER2+ Surgery 12/31/2005 Lumpectomy: Left Dx 2006, LCIS, Stage 0, Grade 2, ER+/PR+, HER2+ Dx 2006, LCIS Surgery 5/31/2006 Lumpectomy: Right; Lymph node removal: Left, Sentinel Dx 4/1/2010, ILC, 2cm, Stage IIB, Grade 2, ER+/PR+, HER2- Surgery 4/30/2010 Mastectomy: Left, Right Hormonal Therapy 7/31/2010 Arimidex (anastrozole) Chemotherapy 7/31/2010 Adriamycin (doxorubicin) Chemotherapy 8/31/2010 Cytoxan (cyclophosphamide), Taxotere (docetaxel) Dx 10/23/2014, ILC, 3cm, Stage IIIB, Grade 2, 0/0 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Dx 11/2014, ILC, Stage IV, Grade 2, ER+/PR+ Surgery 11/3/2014 Lumpectomy: Left Radiation Therapy 12/4/2014 Chest wall Hormonal Therapy 1/31/2015 Aromasin (exemestane)
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Dec 1, 2010 10:23AM Lovegolf wrote:

So sorry to hear..Sux. We all fear it coming back.  Fight like hell all you can do.

Dx 4/20/2009, DCIS, 2cm, 0/2 nodes, ER+/PR-, HER2-
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Dec 2, 2010 08:23PM phew wrote:

oh masser!  how horrible and i cant even begin to guess how terrifying.   ya know i,return to a fear of return but never to such an extensive level.   i have had few cancers but not like yours at all.  so to say i know what you are going thru is an understatemnt  my income is protected, so in that way i am very fortunate.  but beyond that, the only thing that survies is that i have been humbled by them and lent to:  how  importantt  is it (<---fill in the blank)   if it were me, i would be screaming and ranting and raging and trying to laugh:  i always think, what's the alternative?   whoah!


>^..^ Dx 9/1/2010, DCIS, 3cm, Stage 0, Grade 2, 0/2 nodes, ER+/PR+
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Dec 3, 2010 12:10AM phew wrote:

i watch way too much tv    but    on criminal minds, they quoted khalil gibran   and   without meaning to sound like apollyanna:    Out of suffering have emerged the strongest souls. The most massive characters are seared with scars.   hopefully it will sound as swell to you as it did to me?
>^..^ Dx 9/1/2010, DCIS, 3cm, Stage 0, Grade 2, 0/2 nodes, ER+/PR+
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Jun 1, 2013 02:04AM - edited Jun 1, 2013 02:06AM by LikingMyNewLook

I was first diagnosed with breast cancer in my left breast in 2005.  Had a lumpectomy followed by radiation and tamoxifin for 5 years.  In April I went for my annual mammogram, and it showed a new shadow in my right breast.  On May 3rd I had a bilateral mastectomy, and still have drains in my sides.  I don't know if I will need any further treatment this time.  My surgeon says I won't but I'm still waiting to see an oncologist.

I always thought getting through 5 years cancer free meant it wouldn't return.  But then I heard about several women who had it return after 8 years.  So now that's where I fit.

I'm not having reconstruction- what would be the point?  I still have stitches, so I can't really tell what I truly look like breastless, but I am getting used to it, and liking being breastfree.

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Jun 1, 2013 04:48PM Moderators wrote:

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